Jazz Weekly-April 1
Posted by Mira Riselli

This week in jazz…

Hello hello!

Sunday, Match 31st


Monday, April 1st

6:30 – Vocal Jazz at the Rex!

Voice: Abigail Matthew
Voice: Alyssa Datu
Voice: Alyssa Giammaria
Voice: Anne Elgie
Voice: Avery Cantello
Voice: Brooklyn Bohach
Voice: David Bruce
Voice: Dominique Lalama
Voice: Emma Gilman
Voice: Jenna Pinard
Voice: Kathleen O’Keeffe
Voice: Maggie Keogh
Voice: Raquel Skilich
Voice: Vannessa Gadoutsis
Piano: William Hunt
Guitar: Dawson Chamberlain
Bass: Max Simpson
Drums: Miles Fuller


Mike Malone and the writers jazz orchestra (Including Murley, Vivian, Englert, Logue, Nick Adema)

Monday 930 at the rex.


On Monday at 7pm Ben Frost will be playing in a group lead by two incredible musicians from Vancouver, now based in Montréal.


“Tumultuous bass and drum duo, Eli Davidovici and Mili Hong, have been performing in Canada for over a decade now, playing with Canadian Jazz icons such as Brad Turner, Kevin Dean, and John Gross. Now based in Montreal after meeting and playing for years in Vancouver, the two unite in this formation to perform original music ranging from swing to rubato, as well as traditional jazz classics from the masters that they love, including Sonny Rollins, Wayne Shorter, and Thelonious Monk – just to name a few.

Joined by

Karen Ng – alto sax
Ben Frost – trumpet
Eli Davidovici – bass
Mili Hong – drums

Music 7
Cover by donation”
The Emmet Ray

Tuesday, April 2nd

The Rex Hotel & Jazz Bar

World debut of a BRAND NEW GROUP w 3 U of T Faculty, and all U of T Alumni
Alex Samaras – Vocals
Tara Davidson – Alto Saxophone
Adrean Farrugia – Piano
Dan Fortin – Bass
Ernesto Cervini – Drums

Wednesday, April 3rd


Thursday, April 4th


Friday, April 5th

DOORS @ 7pm
The Church of the Redeemer

Idioteque MTV Unplugged Tribute
Don Scott – Guitar, Lead Vocals
Charles Tilden – Guitar, Backup Vocals
Jessica Stuart – Guitar, Backup Vocals
Teri Parker – Piano, Organ
Liam Smith – Bass
Ernesto Cervini – Drums, Backup Vocals, Clarinet

Aeris String Quartet
Tom Richards – Trombone
Josh Grossman – Trumpet

Saturday, April 6th

Recitals! All are at Upper Jazz and all are free!

12:00 Ben Isenstein – Piano

Ben Isenstein – Piano
Keith Barstow – Drums
Alex Argatoff – Bass
Jenna Maria Pinard – Voice
Avery Cantello – Voice
Alex Manoukas – Saxophone

1:00 Dominique Lalama – Voice

Anthony D’Alessandro- piano
Jake Rowinski- bass
Kaol Porter- drums
Isabella Hay- vocals
Alyssa Giammaria- vocals
Griffin Vona- alto saxophone
Bennett Rouleau- tenor saxophone
Mark Lalama- piano *special guest!!*

2:00 Luke Newman – Drums

Ian – Afif Bass
Josh Sinclair – Piano
Evan Dalling – Trumpet
Austin Bassarath – Tenor Sax

3:00 Mira Riselli – Bass

Avery Cantello – Voice
Madeleine Ertel – Trumpet
Brittany Craig – Medium Saxamaphone
Bennett Rouleau – Medium Saxamaphone
Alex Manoukas – Large Saxamaphone
Jennifer Lo – Pinano
Jason Martin – Drums

4:00 Alyssa Giammaria – Voice

Jennifer Lo- piano
Leighton Harrell- bass
Jacob Slous- drums
Isabella Hay- vocals
Dominique Lalama- vocals
Christian Antonacci- trumpet
David Hodgson- tenor sax
Nicholas Adema- trombone

Sunday, April 7th

1:00 p.m. three big bands at Hughes Room (2261 Dundas St. W.).

The JAZZ.FM91 Youth Big Band, directed by Jules Estrin

The Nepean All-City Jazz Band, directed by Neil Yorke-Slader (yes, coming in from Nepean)

UTJO, directed by Gordon Foote


“I want my drumming to sound like I just cracked a fresh egg into a really hot frying pan.” – Jason Martin

“Wouldn’t it be great to be a better person?” – Max Simpson

“Sibelius seems like the music equivalent of airpods.” – Annie Elgie while opening Musescore

That’s all folks! Take care of yourselves and we’ll see you next week,


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